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New vistas for development management: examining radical-reformist possibilities and potential

Gulrajani, Nilima (2010) New vistas for development management: examining radical-reformist possibilities and potential. Public Administration and Development, 30 (2). pp. 136-148. ISSN 0271-2075

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Identification Number: 10.1002/pad.569


This article provides an overview of contemporary development management scholarship, suggesting that a longstanding division between radical and reformist development management research continues to exist. The article offers a closer examination of critical development management (CDM), the most recent example of radical development management thought that is connecting scholars in critical management studies to those identifying with post-development theory. CDM's suggestion that all development management is perniciously managerial is scrutinised and challenged on both theoretical and normative grounds. Overall, an argument is sketched out to support a future for development management that is neither defined nor destined for failure. The future of development management scholarship can and should concern itself with a non-managerial development practice that bridges the divide between radicals and reformers.

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Additional Information: © 2010 John Wiley & Sons
Divisions: Government
International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2010 11:11
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:01

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